Summer activities

During the summer months, hiking, climbing, mountain biking and e-biking all offer an opportunity to experience nature at first hand. Enjoy the thrill of descending the Natrun “Flow Trail” by mountain bike or visit the world’s first forest slide park. Several unique sporting highlights take place in Maria Alm in the summer. The first of these is the “Hochkönig Man”, a trail running event which is breathtaking in every sense of the word. This is followed by the “Hundstoa biag di”, the toughest uphill mountain bike race in the Pinzgau District, and the “Jakobiranggeln”, a traditional wrestling competition which takes place in front of large crowds up on the Hundsstein. The Hundsstein rises to a height of 2,117 metres and is the highest grass mountain in Europe accessible by mountain bike. Maria Alm is a place of pilgrimage and a holiday resort which offers its visitors plenty in the way of both sport and tradition.
We are an official Maria Alm hiking partner and are able to provide special services to hiking enthusiasts in the summer season..

Winter activities

Winter sport is very much the main event in Maria Alm during the winter months. This comes as no surprise given the huge diversity of activities on offer in the Hochkönig Region. This is not the least of the reasons why Maria Alm is the preferred training location for international skiing teams. The Hochkönig winter sports area includes 120 kilometres of linked pistes featuring downhill runs in tip-top condition. There are also 30 kilometres of cross-country ski routes, floodlit toboggan runs and curling sheets and plenty of opportunities for a romantic winter walk. The absolute highlight of the winter season is a chance to complete the “Königstour”. With 32 kilometres of ski slopes and an altitude difference of 6,700 metres, this is considered to be the finest ski route anywhere in the Alps. Maria Alm is the ideal place from which to access the Königstour.